Join us at the Center as we launch our Fall 2017 art exhibit, featuring story quilts based on the deployed experiences of Native American military veterans. Inspired by oral history interviews with veterans from each of North Carolina’s eight state- and federally-recognized tribes, these quilts are artifacts of lived experience and material culture from the American South. Their stories from World War II through ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan reflect the strength and complications of patriotism, as well as the struggles that sometimes continue after leaving the combat zone.
In addition to comments by Project Director Karen Harley, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian tribe, the opening reception will include performances by Native musicians and excerpts from oral history interviews. This exhibit is made possible with funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Our current art exhibit of Keith Knight’s political cartoons will be featured as part of Arts Everywhere Day, a campus-wide celebration of the arts in daily life. The core principles of the event are
- The arts are for everyone.
- Every space can be a creative space.
- The arts create and share new meaning.
- Curiosity and discovery enrich daily life.
Join us from 1:00-3:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Join us at the Center for the opening of Keith Knight‘s “Fear of a Black Marker: Political Cartoons.” Knight’s syndicated series include The K Chronicles, (Th)ink, and The Knight Life.
The K Chronicles has won the Glyph Award “Best Comic Strip” multiple times, most recently in 2010. Knight was awarded the Comic-Con Inkpot Award for career achievement in San Diego.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Knight’s syndicated series include The K Chronicles, (Th)ink, and The Knight Life. The K Chronicles has won the Glyph Award “Best Comic Strip” multiple times. Knight was awarded the Comic-Con Inkpot Award for career achievement in San Diego in 2010.
Join us in Morganton, North Carolina, at City Hall for “Home in a New Place,” photographs by Katy A. Clune. The exhibit was our featured Art @ the Center last spring and appeared in the Documentary Arts Issue of Southern Cultures.
Clune’s photographs depict an immigrant community in Morganton, including the family of Toon Phapphayboun, who escaped Laos by swimming across the Mekong River at age 14. This collection explores three realms essential to the Phapphaybouns’ identity in North Carolina: their home and holiday traditions; the family restaurant; and the Buddhist temple they helped to establish.
The exhibit opens on February 6 at City Hall in Morganton. Find more information here.